Athena draws design inspiration from the magnificent yacht of the beginning of the 20th century as Creole and others. Naval Architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects and line drawings further optimized for appendages in both the towing tanks of the Delft Technical University and the Potsdam Versuchanstalt. Pieter Beeldsnijder was responsible for the exterior styling of Athena.
The interior design is by Pieter Beeldsnijder and best described as 'grand classic', using mahogany and teak, fielded panels. Accommodation is for 20 crew and 12 guests. The galley is industrial type StSt to cater for harbour parties > 100 guests, with walk in fridges and freezers.